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Re: /dev/kvm missing

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: /dev/kvm missing
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:32:03 -0400

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 04:45:35PM +0100, Andreas Enge wrote:
> Hello,
> trying to run the Android emulator on Guix, I notice that /dev/kvm is
> missing on my system; "lsmod | grep kvm" shows these:
> kvm                   819200  0
> irqbypass              16384  1 kvm
> Do I need to add anything to my system configuration to enable it? I am
> using the 5.11.4-gnu kernel on an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz.

You may need to enable it in the BIOS. There should be an option about
"virtualization extensions", or maybe some "Intel VT-something" feature.

I have the same CPU and it supports KVM.

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